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. blame apple and overall technology having a tough day. down 13 points right now on the nasdaq at 2982. the s&p is holding with a gain of about five points. we'll have more on the markets in a moment. first, let's get to what's going on in washington. more republicans breaking ranks to join what we hope will be a bipartisan call for higher tax rates and entitlement cuts. eamon javers on capitol hill has the very latest details for us. eamon. >> reporter: hi, bill. that letter does call for the speaker to negotiate, including all options on the table. it is a bipartisan letter. we should be a little bit careful on this because the letter habit actually been sent yet, we're told by congressman mike simpson's office. he's the congressman circulating the letter. he's gathering signatures from other members of congress, as we speak. they expect to send this letter. i've talked to some conservative republicans today here on capitol hill who say their minds are not changed, and that's going to be the group that's most difficult for the speaker to negotiate. nonetheless, the fact there's such
, if we don't go over the cliff. what about technology? >> bill, i was speaking to an analyst. he says the fiscal cliff is at the forefront of investors' minds. that's why we're seeing short-term profit taking in tech. however, on the long term, there are strong secular trends that support attractive growth in technology. the famed tech internet analyst of the 1990s came out with her most recent updated industry trend report. i'm going to give you a couple of those stats. mobile traffic now makes up 13% of web traffic versus 4% back in 2010. overseas in markets like india, mobile internet traffic has surpassed desk top internet usage. the reason i bring those points up, there does seem to be a lot of internet for tech firms to capitalize on the growth we're seeing within the tech space. over the long term, there could be a big opportunity. >> jeff, is there a group you feel comfortable investing in right now whether we go over the cliff or not? >> i like the tower stocks. i think the computer is eventually going into your cell phone. you can think of the tower companies as real estate.
. get your kicks from that analyst meeting. and united technologies. cvs is the cheapest and best drugstore play p i would be willing to buying ahead of the meeting, particularly if you have a little fiscal cliff panic before thursday. which person's going to come on wednesday and create the buying opportunity for cvs? phillips 66 reminds uz house smart it was to break up the old conoco phillips and perhaps put some focus on how hess could be next. united technologies will give us aw fiscal cliff update and a sense of how aerospace is doing now that goodrich, a premium supplier to 'o'space, is part of the family. on friday scotts miracle grow. endless excuse making for missed quarters. can they explain the poor execution? i'll listen, but frankly i doubt it. also on friday we get november industrial production and capacity utilization numbers. did november really matter or was it all sandy? i think prices were stagnant. but i want to try to figure out whether the new boom in cars and homes could impact industrial production and capacity utilization no matter what. i'm trying to un
%. of the top eight technology names in the basket make up 55%. my guess is that some of the apple negative sentiment could actually move towards like google, amazon is still up a lot. oracle is up a lot. i want to use a put spread in the qs. >> so dan is bearish. he is buying a put spread one of the most common strategies. it is always good to crack open the play book and review the structure. buy one put and sell a lower strike put of the same expiration to cut your cost. how do you make money? you want the stock to fall to the strike of the short put where you make the most money and where your profit as a capped. >> we would not short this stock here. the way that stock moves from 505 to 590 in a week and a half is danger time. i want to use the k. the q was at 65. i paid 55 cents. i bought one quarterly for 95 cents. to reduce the cost i sold one of the december 31 puts against it for 40 cents. so the max cost was 55 cents. my max profit is $1.45. and my max loss is 55 cents between $63.45 and 64. that is about a dollar away. it gives me a 5% ban where it can get back to. >> key is the
breath. but holding up. >> yes, so far. technology one of the few bright spots with apple rebounding after that huge decline we saw yesterday. its worst day in four years. it's got everybody on wall street scratching their heads trying to figure out what the problem is with apple. at any rate, here's where we stands right now. sort of a meandering day for the markets. some economic data out this morning. the market responding to that. then a sideways move after that. the nasdaq benefitting from the rebound in technology yesterday. up 11.5 points on the thatnasda. the s&p is also trading higher. there it is. up 2.5 points on the s&p. >> meanwhile, bullish sentiment at an eight-month high right now. equity allocation is still at the lowest level of the year according to the american association of individual investors survey that was out this weekend. stock in a wait-and-see mode. totally understandable until these fiscal issues are resolved. >> but don't just sit on your hands. there is money to be made if you can find the opportunities. let's find out where they are in today's "closi
's been a lagging indicator of technology. mind you, i just had to jump out after cab and run seven blocks in midtown manhattan because a traffic light froze in the red position and that flummoxes about a dozen new york city police officers. i ran alongside -- might as well have been 1880. here we are talking about apple tv. at some point in technology, we got to even up the technology gap. >> thanks so much for being with us, brian. can you see brian's entire exclusive interview with tim cook on rock center, 10:00 p.m. eastern time on nbc. >> can't wait. >>> let's dig a little deeper with our all-star apple panel right now. apple supply chain expert brian blair is with us. he's with wedge partners. cnbc's jon fortt is here. and today's "power lunch" contributor is jim iuorio. jim, i'm going to start with you, if i could. how do you feel about apple? i'm starting with you really because the rebound in the stock, everybody's talking about it down here. what do you make of that? >> as a company i feel great about apple but i have to push that aside because we're talking about the stock price
doesn't want to do that if those people aren't needed. the union is using technology which is decreasing the need for people. >> like computers. >> yes. >> this is one of your greatest moments. 11 weeks off and guaranteed security. did i get that right? >> yes, you did. but the bigger issue here they say is the guaranteed job security. they say we will feel it is guaranteed if you put language in the contract saying you will never outsource these jobs. management not willing to do that. >> i didn't know such a thing was still debated. that is incredible. >> many thanks. i guess. always many thanks to jane wells. you didn't make it up. so now the question is, will president obama have the courage to end this strike. justin, welcome back. under the taft-hartley law. president obama can step into end this strike. is there any sense at all that he will do it? >> well, it has become a rare opportunity for the president to intervene in strikes. we are at a near record low for the number of work stopages in this country. we have seen five labor movements and trying to shut down the airlines on
of this market is rotation. look at we're losing the technology and getting financials. perfect. >> all right. dan -- >> look, i agree. >> you're going to sell him what he wants to buy? >> i agree with the bullishness longer term. i think in the next, you know, zero to nine months, it's more like a fiscal cliff and we're b bungee jumping. the markets have done well. the fundamentals in corporate america have been way better than the economy. earnings growth and revenue growth in the s&p 500 has dramatically slowed since the second quarter. i think unfortunately one thing people are missing is that the uncertainty today is going to show up in the fundamentals in the first quarter, maybe even the first half of 2013. we still have a lot of issues in europe. andrea merkel has to get elected in the second half of next year. that's going to make it difficult for any pro-growth solutions to appear in europe. i think, frankly, i'm not that confident that the market hasn't already positively priced in a fiscal cliff resolution. i think the first half is like a bungee jump. >> so dan, cut through all o
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of the world when it comes to technology, innovation, natural resources, and finance. you are the only thing standing in our way. you are our ball and you are our chain. like today dow rallies 40 points, s&p gained .33%, nasdaq .52%. whether it's the ceos of the honeywells or the smallest of the small. tonight's guest of lumber liquidators, they're mean-spirited debates, the pledge is not to raise taxes, it's costing this nation a once in a lifetime opportunity to reassert itself as the leader of the free world. and faster growing the repressive communist world to boot. you are in the ability to give us a deal, any deal is crushing our economy. allow me to explain. since i read @jimcramer on tw twitter people say i'm biased. i believe that the compromise that all the common sense people are looking for, some combination of spending cuts, higher taxes and pro-growth initiatives doesn't come into play anymore in washington. too many pledges, too much ideology. i l am part of the 2% that's going to have to pay more. i have the highest effective tax rate possible, 48% for a variety of reasons. b
,003 and change. the nasdaq continues lower. you can blame apple. technology suffering as a result today, down 12 points right now at 2977. the s&p is up 2.25 points at 1416. with less than an hour to go in the trading week, another week without a deal to avoid going over the fiscal cliff. while today's positive jobs report did give markets a boost early on, it wasn't enough to get a significant rally going and to continue it on. so what's it going to take to get some conviction back in this market? >> that's in today's "closing bell" exchange. gentlemen, great to have you joining us here on "closing bell." i think bill pretty much cede it. what is it going to take to get conviction back in this market? i kind of know the answer, but i want to hear you guys say it. give it a crack, jim. >> clarity. i think some kind of clarity as to what tax rates are going to be in a mere 3 1/2 weeks. so that we can start is making some kind of plan. right now the market's on hold. we're all waiting. >> do we need just a plan, or does it have to be a good plan, jim? >> i think a good plan would obviously be a be
are not at all attractive? technology had a tough sledding to have lately? >> i hate to make a blanket statement. there's a lot of problems out in the world and you know, raw materials depend a lot on china. we don't buy a lot of commodity companies. technology we go -- we go case-by-case and sec particular trends that worry people a lot and have maybe made some of those cheap. microsoft at 26 is a wonderful cash-generating battleship that is not going to be made obsolete by ipads. by ipads, indeed. wally, thank you. women leave it there appreciate it. >> thanks a lot. >> ty, to you. >> sue, 27 days to go until the fiscal cliff deadline and new data out showing one sector is pulling back their investments amid the uncertainty. phil lebeau in chicago with the story. phil? >> talking about business owners flat-out spooked about the economy, about the fiscal cliff and about whether or not there's going to be any certainty any time soon. we will explain and have the latest numbers coming up on "power lunch." i gave birth to my daughter on may 18th, five days later, i had a massive heart attack. baye
graphics, icons, a mouse, and the point-and-click technology that is still standard. it was innovative and influential, but sales were disappointing, and jobs' confrontational management style became even more brittle. he would try and rationalize it in this taped interview with isaacson. >> i feel totally comfortable going in front of everybody else, you know, "god, we really [bleep] up the engineering on this, didn't we?" that's the ante for being in the room. so we're brutally honest with each other, and all of them can tell me they think i'm full of [bleep], and i can tell anyone i think they're full of [bleep], and we've had some rip-roaring arguments where we're yelling at each other. >> jobs loved the arguments but not everybody else did, and isaacson writes that some of his top people began defecting. >> he was not the world's greatest manager. in fact, he could have been one of the world's worst managers. you know, he was always, you know, upending things and, you know, and throwing things into turmoil. this made great products, but it didn't make for a great management style.
technology. not only is the iphone available now. that's a double-edged sword. is it available because they overproduced or because the components are, you know, more available? i've had many. i was able to walk in to a store two weeks after it was launched and buy one. here's my view on apple. i so want to buy this stock because i think that long term it's a great performer, selling at a discount on next year's earnings, and it's growing two to three times as fast, even under the most conservative estimates, so what i'm likely to do before the end of the year is buy a little position and then what i said yesterday, the quarter coming up on january 22nd is going to be one of the most important quarters in the company's history. >> six months from now, a stock that sits at 534, 535 bucks, are we talking about a stock that's back over 600 bucks, $650, that's approached eed $600, any the naysayers, are you going to kick yourself? >> those hypergrowth days are behind us. let's say it's been 2 1/2 years since the stock acted like this, which means there was probably a same conversation goin
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about display technology and that's also about -- and i'm not trying to get close to you, but getting close to apple. because sharp is close to apple. so it seems as though dell is a little bit more advanced in the thinking than hp is. ultra books. have you ever looked at one? >> i haven't looked at one. >> okay. they about 1200 bucks. that's the ability to move -- the profit margins on it are phenomenal. what's the ability to move from the pc to the tablet. now, it's higher -- >> let me make a last word. >> you did your homework this morning, i like that. but here's the reality. we only have a certain amount of capital to deploy. why wouldn't you buy an apple? why would you put it into dell? i think the nicest thing that can happen, dell earns 14%, a bunch of cash, everyone talking about special dividends. a nice christmas present. and then move on from there. putting money -- just doesn't make any sense. >> one reason why. and don't take this the wrong way, it's because i do my homework all of the time, not just today and i've done my homework on dell for five years. and i've recogn
that's driving this, okay, is that there's new technology. american technology that's able to access oil that the big guys have given up on whether it be exxon given up on energy 21 has or bp and it turns out that these fines may have been bigger so pxp takes advantage of the fact there's new technology. pxp is a deal maker but ready to trade because capital gains taxes are going up. could be a fiscal cliff. the gulf is hotter than it's ever been even a few years ago it was ice cold. >> big story in the journal about exploration in this country. production 15-year high. brand new chapter here. look at the bottom of your screen. citigroup is cutting 11,000 jobs. we want to get to kayla tausche with more on that. >> we have a release that just hit the wire in citigroup where those jobs are coming from and a charge that the company plans to take in the fourth quarter because of these job cuts even though it expects them to generate $900 million in cost savings next year. interestingly this is the first move toward really slimming down citi by the new ceo. he has a quote in here saying t
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technology could come under pressure. some of the areas which have been hit more recently such as high dividend stocks, dividend utilities are likely to benefit. i don't think the taxes will increase much on them after all. you have some areas which will get affected. i would say don't be aggressive. don't look for economic growth to pick up. be on the defensive side and you will be amply toward it. >> which is why people are sitting on their money right now. you are saying the fed is still there. you have the aftereffects of superstorm sandy, accommodative policy by the fed and you think that spurs growth in the u.s. how strong will it be? >> first thing, we have grown 2.5% in the last four quarters. and i think we will go up to 3% growth next year. i think there is some fiscal tightening but that is nothing new. we are getting rapid money growth and record-low mortgage rates, drop in gas prices, drop in the dollar, lower inflation boosting income and it's working because we are getting more parts of the economy gearing. a year ago we had no bank lending and now we have a full year of
. the story for us from tokyo. >> the deal will see the two uses sharp technology. sharp will receive $61 million from qualcomm by the end of this year which wou year, but the chip maker will also make additional investment the in the future if the partnership turns out to be successful p. the nikkei reporting the total amount of investment would be around $22 million which would give qualcomm a roughly 5% stake in sharp. sharp likely to post its second consecutive net loss for the year ending in march. it has lost three quarters of its market value this year due to massives losses andfuling market share. since sharp significantly lost it market value, investment talks has bogged down. so the market welcomed the reports of today's deal sending sharp shares up 1% before the formal announcement after the market closed. back to you. >> okay. thank you. still to come on the show, japanese companies have been able to raise record amounts of money abroad thanks to some intimate thinking. >>> ecb says it won't be feasible for the ecb to supervise all banks that have received government assistanc
it will actually create jobs, will bring in technology, will create infrastructure in the supply chain so currently a debate of we are expecting the lower parts of parliament to take a vote on this matter about 7:00 p.m. india time. it seems like it will go through the low herb house, but the big question mark is on the upper house of parliament and that is where the arithmetic doesn't seem to be working in favor of government. foreign investors are going to be watching this very closely because if this is turned back, if there is a u-turn on this poll circumstance it means that walmart cannot open shop here in india. for now, it's back to you. >> thanks for that. that's the latest. we'll see what happens. >>> now over to japan, where election timing may spell budget delays. we have the story from tokyo. >> the election campaign has officially kicked off in japan, but there are worries the budget is not likely to be ready pi the end of this year. they will likely call a special session to elect a new prime minister, then select a cabinet before moving on to budget matters. once they reconvene in ja
. the technology field is a rapidly changing group. think of sony at one time. you now there's a recent survey showing that it's had a lower than some of the korean mfers. >> i find xetra dax performance particularly is fascinating bearing in mind where we are in terms of the macro story and germany might well be floating -- >> certainly a big departure in the sense that the german stock market has typically traded in line with the german economy and this is a big divergence. so that's a change. but looking over time, all stocks have the component of what they call the economic return. speculative return which is it for change and the valuation that the market puts on it. over time, one is a possum gain and the other is zero sum gain. sometimes good news, sometimes bad news. but over time the kind of net being nothing. >> we'll see what happens. good to have you on. we'll be out in westminster, joined by the british shadow business secretarier to. we'll talk currencies. find out why one strategist is bullish on the currency. after the ramp up in m&a that we've seen this year, we'll also speak
. investment talks are still on. south korea technology shashs and ship builders lent support to the kospi, but automakers were in reverse gear. us a railian equities up nearly 1% today with miners and banks ending higher. sensex trading lower by 0.2% back to you. >>> getting reports in from reuters that the tsunami measuring about a meter high is hitting the meyagi prefecture. just getting the report in this report. i don't know whether you can confirm or support that, amy. >> we don't have any information about that. we do however know here in the united states we work with the pacific tsunami warning center and at this time, they have not you issued any warning watches or alerts for the united states areas. but they don't control what is being monitored in japan. >> nhk suggesting that is going on. would that tsunami wave correspondent with the size of quake? >> it certainly could given the location and given the magnitude, that's certainly possible. we're not the people who issue those alerts and monitor the situation, but i'm sure we'll be hearing more about it that from them. >> what
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at the best performing sectors. you take a look at the worst performing it is technology. it only outperforms the market 38.4% of the time. very small. >> i think what i'm looking at and most focused on has definitely been in the financials. when i look at them and i watch the way they have been trading between the 50 and the 200-day. i think with the s&p on the upper side you can see right in the financials. they seem to fail at the 50 day and pull back towards the 1511 area. i think if you are looking at the financials and the broader market, the s&p 500 that is the area to look at. pharmaceuticals and utilities on the down days those names i think are a great opportunity. they are back up on the upswing right now. i think on any selloff i would be a buyer. >> we are all in fiscal cliff hanger mode. are the tax fears overblown on this? a lot of investors are making the case that taxes are going up. according to recent commentary in the "new york times" our next guest says investors should relax. joining us is founder of sea breeze partners. let's get into the nuances of this year. the fears
things like finger prints and eye ball scanning and serious improvements to voice recognition technology. >> research is fairly efficient. the catalysts are there. the big thing that you look at is the quantitative setup of the chart. if it is breaking down valuation is not a catalyst. the further you go on and onigate valuation being your catalyst the more wrong you could be. >> going back into early 70s when i saw international flavors and fragrances all had cool factors and it didn't matter. >> in terms of the technical break down below 50 as well as 200-day moving archlg. the 50-day may be moving lower and in danger of crossing the 200 which would be the death cross. creepy. your thoughts on apple? >> i was not that enthusiastic about apple. we had a pullback and i thought it was due to a technical bounce. i think the options market kind of agrees. the most active option was the weekly 575 put which expires this coming friday. bearish that the stock will be down. >>> the bulls taking over wall street in 201 as more and more release their forecast. should you buy for the long run? let
. technology a bright spot, thanks largely to a move in dell. >> that's right. a rare bright spot in tech today. dell shares outperforming goldman sachs, upgrading two notches from sell to buy, net cash levels provide an opportunity for leveraged buyout. take a look at research in motion. recently a lot of optimism on the street ahead of the blackberry 10 device launch early next year. today, though, canaccord downwriting it saying it doesn't show the shares. they have gained 45% over the past month. back to pu. >> seema, thank you very much. i'm thinking of brian bewith us today. he's bullish on equities all year long. he has a target price of 1425, about 15 points away, which would be a good couple of rellys fr rallies. he's even more bullish for next year. the target for the end of next year on the s&p, 1575. that would be a smooth 10% move. >> will the fiscal cliff derail market gains? how will the outcome change strategies for next year? he joins us right now. 2013 report ahead. sticking to your guns, no matter what. why? >> first of all, america. the greatest country on the planet, let's
don't even know what this is. bank, speculative energy play, real technology company. man, you know what you need here, you need like bristol-myers or something like that. and certainly like let's put an industrial in there, how about honeywell? dave cote's doing a great job. that would spruce up this portfolio. do we have like -- are we r-rated? do we have like -- i think we're probably okay. i don't want the hollywood sensors to crack down on me. let's go to dave in wisconsin. dave? >> hey, big wisconsin boo-yah to ya. home of the harley davidson. >> yeah. >> caller: gis, general mills, proctor gamble, pg, kellogg's, k, ibm, ibm, jpmorgan, jpm. >> i do have a harley in my garage it's a great-looking machine and i'm proud of having it. kellogg's, i think that is -- battle creek, michigan, terrific food company, jpmorgan, good bank, general mills, well, wait a second, we've got two of a kind. that's a match game one. i'll come back to that. procter, my charitable trust bought today. ibm, also charitable trust. we're going to keep kellogg, we're going to -- oh, boy, penpal's going to
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? >> i don't think you can rent them. this technology is mostly being used in europe and it has been rolled out by various european retailers. they're just right now introducing it here in the u.s. maybe they'll be willing to rent one to you. >> thank you, julia. now we here at "fast money" are crack staff here, we have obtained exclusive video of these manny cams in action. >> our fashionable trader apparently went on a little shopping spree before the show. >> oh, no. >> for women's clothing. >>> what are you shopping for? >> oh, no, guy. >> is that the man zee. >> i didn't know they were in the states yet. busted. >> forever 21. >> forever 21. >> just a little shopping before the show. >> do you feel young, forever 1. did you buy anything? >> i like that. >> rabbit skin? >> it's really disturbing though. i thought i was in there on the lamb and i guess you guys sort of made me. >> we found you. we found you. >> ridonkulous. >> let's end a trend here. why not. guy? tell us. >> well, it's interesting that veri phone, the symbol is pay. if you see what ebay has done, this stock has b
, materials, industrials, it technology. >> i couldn't agree more. not on the 1600 mark, on what to buy and what would get us there. remember, the s&p rallied about 100 points in a very short amount of time. so if we break above 1425 next level 1450, now we're looking at the 1475 level. if we do get 1500, that's a major if. i think you need a fiscal cliff resolution there. if you get to 1500 to see an additional 100 points from there i think is doable. >> i would have felt better if you said 1475 in six months and 1575 end of the year. yeah, 1600 is great in the first half of 2013, but the concern he has is on the back half of 2013. that's a bigger problem. i think that's the headline. >> up next on "halftime" hold them or fold them? three winning stocks and whether it's time to let them go. plus the ceo of ethan allen weighs in on the decision to offer a special dividend as fiscal cliff worries grow. amerie in charge of their own future. how they'll live tomorrow. for more than 116 years, ameriprise financial has worked for their clients' futures. helping millions of americans retire o
and developers also outperformed. elsewhere south korean automakers and technology majors lent support to the kospi ending higher by 0.4%. in australia, banks rose on expectations of a rate cut. defensive stocks also helped push the asx 200 higher by 0.6%. sensex lost 0.2% today. back to you. >> thanks for that. have a good evening there. meanwhile in china, mainland's factories are printing out more goods. eunice has the details in this report from beijing. >> chinese factories appear to be recovering. the hsbc pmi and the government's official pmi both show a steady improvement for the industry in november. the hsbc pmi final reading came in at 50.5, that's the quickest expansion in over a year. the industry saw a pick up in new orders as well as stronger exports thanks in part to christmas demand. the concern is though about the unevenness of the recovery. the sub indices for employment as well as for small and medium sized companies ticked downwards and that suggested to some that the recovery is mainly led by investment and state owned enterprises. a bigger worry is about the outl
, textile production in spain, and the use of medical technology in the u.s.? at t. rowe price, we understand the connections of a complex, global economy. it's just one reason over 75% of our mutual funds beat their 10-year lipper average. t. rowe price. invest with confidence. request a prospectus or summary prospectus with investment information, risks, fees and expenses to read and consider carefully before investing. >> do you think they're going to find a solution? >> we know a lot about what the opportunities are if we don't. >> they don't want negotiate in public, obviously. >> we encourage congress to put aside the political rhetoric and rise above it to make sure we have revenue necessary in order to move this economy forward. >>> final thoughts and predictiones from our guest host, barry knapp and richard bernstein. barry, what would you tell investors to do right now, you know, for the next month and then next year? >> for the next month, i have defensively positioned. what's worked in an environment where the fed is monetizing debt is stocks with bond like characterist
and industrial. there is your risk off trade here today. i would point out, technology has been an upgrade over at goex and the overall technology sector, tough time in the hardware group doing better today. so there is an outlier in tech. as for the ism, what was going on here, really there was very little good news. take a look. the overall number, the headline number, lowest since july 2009. the employment component in this, lowest since september 2009. that's probably the second-most watched component of that. so there wasn't a heck of a lot of good news in this thing. manufacturing overall, just weaker. and you can't blame it on sandy. i'm sorry. rick was mentioning this before. look at the ism chairman, what he had to say. the chair of the committee. the second half of the year continues to show a slow down in demand that's been down -- moving down since the middle of the year. the responsibilities on the fiscal cliff -- if the program put in place is more taxes and big spending cuts, which will push us toward a recession, forgive it. and that's what we're getting. more taxes and big spen
integration and are still putting enhancements and adding functionality to our technology platform, which is one of the things that our advisers have been concerned about. and we're positioned for growth. so particularly if we get some market in 2013 -- >> that's always the thing. you've got 16,700 retail brokers. >> financial advisers. >> you really want the fiscal cliff to be settled. i mean, this would be awful for you and your firm and for a lot of americans, too. be for financial advisers to have people paralyzed again. it would be the worst case scenario. >> one of the things i said at the investor conference was that we feel like we can grow our business even if the market backdrop remains cautious, which is how it's been now for transactional activity has been lighter. >> a percentage of assets. >> that's a big part of our growth story. we call it our managed accounts platform. we have $556 billion in managed accounts at morgan stanley wealth management. that's one of our two major growth areas. the second being the lending business, which you talked about earlier. we've been work
zealand, textile production in spain, and the use of medical technology in the u.s.? at t. rowe price, we understand the connections of a complex, global economy. it's just one reason over 75% of our mutual funds beat their 10-year lipper average. t. rowe price. invest with confidence. request a prospectus or summary prospectus with investment information, risks, fees and expenses to read and consider carefully before investing. >>> welcome back to "squawk box," everybody. in our headlines we're about an hour away from the november jobs report and the numbers are expected to be impacted by sandy. the dow jones forecast is calling for new 80,000 nonfarm jobs. >>> the reuters forecast is calling for 93,000 new jobs. >>> ibm is implementing a significant change to its benefit program. starting next year matching contributions to employees' 401(k) accounts will be given in one lump sum on december 31st. if a worker leaves the company before december 15th, they won't get anything from that payment. >>> also video game sales fell 11% in november from a year ago that's according to the new figur
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